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Code of Conduct

Our reputation is a key business asset – indeed it is fundamental to our long-term success. It gives our customers, employees, partners, suppliers, investors and the many communities that we serve, the confidence to trust us and do business with us.

Quite rightly, the scrutiny to which companies are subjected is increasing and the standards expected of us are rising. As well as complying with all laws and regulations wherever we operate, and with our own standards, which can be stricter, we must apply our principles and values.

Usually, what is wrong and what is right seems obvious, but providing explicit guidance where possible is an important safeguard against mistakes and their consequences. Our Code of Conduct gives us all a clear framework within which to make decisions. By applying good judgment to the principles set out here, guided by the values that underpin them, we all play your part in upholding our reputation.